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The Beginner’s Guide to Slackware Linux

Give a man Ubuntu, and he’ll learn Ubuntu. Give a man SUSE, and he’ll learn SUSE. But give a man Slackware, and he’ll learn Linux. Well, so the old internet maxim goes, but while it’s normally used with a touch of humor, there’s a great deal of truth in it, too.

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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on The Beginner’s Guide to Slackware Linux

Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

jammag writes “The Linux desktop has seen major innovation of late, with KDE 4 launching new features, GNOME announcing a new desktop, and Ubuntu embarking on a redesign campaign. But Linux pundit Bruce Byfield asks, do average users really want any of these things? He points to instances of user backlash, and concludes ‘Free software is still driven by developers working on what interests or concerns them. The problem is, the days when users of free software were also its developers are long gone, but the habits of those days remain. The result is that developers function far too much in isolation from their user base.’ Byfield suggests that the answer could be more user testing.”

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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

13 things to get excited for in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

I don’t know about you, but i’m damn excited about the upcoming version of Ubuntu. As usual, there will be tons of bug fixes, updated packages, tighter integration, as well as increased stability and usability. All talk so far. Aside from a new Ubiquity slideshow for new users, what are the specific things to look forward to?

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Thursday, June 18th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on 13 things to get excited for in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Canonical to boost Ubuntu usability by tackling

Canonical aims to improve the Ubuntu user experience by fixing a multitude of minor usability glitches. The project, which is called One Hundred Paper Cuts, will entail a collaborative effort by Canonical’s new design team and the Ubuntu community to fix one hundred usability bugs before the release of Ubuntu 9.10.

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Monday, June 15th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Canonical to boost Ubuntu usability by tackling

Great themes for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty jackalope

Great themes for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty jackalope, are very nice and the installation quit easy , just add the repository and install the them by using the command apt-get install

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Sunday, June 14th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Great themes for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty jackalope

Linux : Ubuntu 9.04: New Intel Graphics Drivers.

There is hope for Ubuntu users with Intel graphics. As it appears, the current 2D drivers solve most of the recent graphics problems with Intel chips, according to Ubuntu developer Bryce Harrington in a developer mailing list. Jaunty users should profit it from them as well.

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Linux : Ubuntu 9.04: New Intel Graphics Drivers.

Ubuntu aims for ten-second boot time with 10.04

The developers behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution aim to significantly improve boot performance. Their ambitious goal for 2010 is to reduce total boot time to 10 seconds.

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Ubuntu aims for ten-second boot time with 10.04

GRUB 2: the New Boot Loader in Ubuntu 9.10

Due for release in late October 2009. One of these was the “grub2-as-default” discussion, and Colin Watson had the pleasure to announce last night that GRUB 2 would definitely be the default boot loader in Ubuntu 9.10.

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ARM-Powered Linux Laptops Unveiled At Computex

Charbax writes “At Computex in Taipei on June 2-6th, several companies unveiled ARM-powered laptops that are cheaper ( to 9), last much longer on a regular 3 cell battery (8-15 hours) and can still add cool new features such as a built-in HDMI 720p or 1080p output, 3D acceleration, connected standby and more. The ARM Linux laptops shown as working prototypes at Computex will run Ubuntu 9.10 (optimized for ARM), Google Android, Xandros OS for ARM or some Red Flag Linux type of OS. In this video, the Director of Mobile Computing at ARM is giving us all the latest details on the status for the support of full Flash (with all actionscripts), the optimizations of the web browser (accelerating rendering/scrolling using the GPU/DSP), the stuff that Google is working on to adapt Android 2.0 Donut release for Laptop screens and interfaces and more. At Computex I also filmed an interview with the Nvidia team working on Tegra laptops, the Qualcomm people working on Snapdragon devices and the Freescale people doing their awesomely thin ARM laptops in cooperation with manufacturers such as Pegatron as well.”

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Sunday, June 7th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on ARM-Powered Linux Laptops Unveiled At Computex

Keeping a PC Personal At School?

Berto Kraus writes “As one of the most tech-oriented students in my art-oriented institution, I’m usually the one with the laptop. This causes frequent requests from other students to read mail, check some site, or connect it to the projector to display a file from their Flash drive. For the sake of my privacy, the health of my laptop, and my own peace of mind, I’m reluctant. But telling my compatriots to go to our building supervisor and ask him for a desktop-on-a-cart, as they should do, is considered rude and unfriendly. Now, I could dual-boot Ubuntu, or carry around a Linux-on-a-stick. Or I could embed the computer in my skull. For many reasons, none of these solutions is ideal. So I’m asking you, insightful and funny Slashdotters, what would you do to keep your PC personal at school?”

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Keeping a PC Personal At School?